Surveys and reports been offering mixed signals regarding the economic recovery. For example, this month's Discover Small Business Watch claims that small business owners are still skeptical in regards to the future, while other reports indicate that lending to this sector is on the mend and hiring has increased.
So, how can entrepreneurs
determine whether the forecast really is better, particularly if they are considering incorporating a business? According to Entrepreneur
magazine, they should pay attention to the number of bankruptcy protection filings. The source reported that last month, the number of Equifax business filings dropped by 18 percent nationally in the last quarter of 2010. In addition, 10 of the top 15 metropolitan regions that claimed the largest number of small business bankruptcy filings in the same time period the year before saw drops this time around.
"The deeper question behind these numbers is why the bankruptcy rate is improving," Carol Tice wrote for the source.
"Is it simply that so many floundering companies have already thrown in the towel that now there are fewer left teetering? … Maybe the scads of new businesses started in the past couple years by the unemployed simply haven't exhausted their owners' funds yet and closed their doors. We could just be in a brief lull - and may not see any movement unless real-estate foreclosures spike later this year or if interest rates rise," she added.
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